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Google Docs: Is there no way to share Revision history and changes with read-only users?

If this is true then it is very unfortunate ... one of the most useful types of information you disseminate to consumers of your documentation is to be able to easily allow them to see what you have ...
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Strange and annoying math equations in Google Docs

I'm writing a math paper with Docs and I want to insert simple equations. Everything is fine and nice-looking until I began to use the root symbol and fractions. Regarding the root symbol, when I ...
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How to word count multiple documents?

I have a Google Drive folder containing dozens of Google Docs. Is there a way to run a word count on a selection of files (or all of the folder contents), and read either a sum of the counted words ...
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Format Chinese number as numbered list in Google Docs

I would like to use Chinese numbers as numbered list in Google Docs, similar to unanswered question Numbered list with Cyrillic letters, But I can't find any useful options in Format > Bullets &...
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How do I assign tasks in Google Docs?

It used to be possible to assign a task to a user in Google Docs by simply mentioning a user in a comment, but this no longer works. Is there a new way to do this? Has the feature been removed? How ...
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Google Docs: How can I make a vertically numbered list in a table?

I'm trying to create a table that has 2 columns. It should look something like this: Something 5. Something Something 6. Something Something 7. Something Something 8. Something I managed to get the ...
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How to number lines in formatted code in Google Docs

There is a few questions regarding inserting and appropriately formatting code in Google Docs (here and here for example). Indeed there is a very useful Google-Docs add-on called Code Blocks which ...
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existe any way of change automaticale a lot of links (url) to the tiles of the url?

Hello I am saving a lot of booksmarks in a google drive, and i want to know if existe any way of change automaticaly the text of this links by the title of the website? With any addon or with a buil-...
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Google Docs: images are blurry when downloaded the doc as web page

I am having a Google Doc with good quality images. Later once my document is completed I have downloaded the web-page (HTML, zipped) version. When I saw the images in the folder they are of poor ...
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How to treat data pasted into Google Sheets as number instead of text and sort accordingly?

I pasted a table into Google Sheets (part of Google Docs), and one column is 1/234 1/102 1/1222 1/83 and when sorted according to this column, the column data is treated as "text" and sorted ...
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Automating Find & Replace to change font colour

I write about the card game bridge, so I need to automate this formatting all the time: Find all "♣" and color the text green (#00b700). Find all "♦" and color the text orange (#ff8100). Find all "♥" ...
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How to remove table borders in a google docs table?

How can I remove all borders around all cells in a table in google docs?
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I want space between text paragraphs, but not list items

I want a blank line between my text paragraphs but not between items in lists. I know I can do the former with Format | Line spacing | Add space after paragraph and then Update normal text to match ...
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Google Docs: changing formatting of normal text without affecting automatically affecting headings

Applying a change to the indentation of normal formatting (e.g. first line indent) in google docs results in an automatic change to the indentation settings of all the other styles. It seems they have ...
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Can't type underneath table

I've been researching for a while but have had no luck in sorting this out: I've got a table as such I cannot type underneath it, nor can I "backspace" any text to follow it directly (it creates a ...
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Show/hide fields (if empty --> don't show)

we are working on a project to atomize our offer process. We have multiple insurance products which can be chosen and are then passed on through zapier to Google Docs. Obviously not every customer ...
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Google Docs — Start numbering pages on first page, but start at ONE

I feel incredibly stupid, but I just can't seem to figure this out ... I want google docs to number my pages 1/n, 2/n, ..., n/n, starting with the very first. So I add page numbers to my header. They ...
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Detach list from within a list

In Google Docs I have a main list: 1. asd 1.1. zxc 1.2. qwe 2. mnb Inside list item 1.1. I need to insert a different list completely independent from the main list, such as: 1. asd 1....
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How do I create a custom keyboard shortcut in Google Docs to implement custom formatting? [duplicate]

When I take notes for CS classes, I find myself constantly changing the font choice and weight to differentiate lines of code from regular notes. For example: To improve productivity, I would like to ...
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How to use kbd in Docs? [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to show a keyboard button press in Google Docs, but it doesn't appear to have a way to use <kbd>, like so: Ctrl+x. Is there any way to accomplish this in Docs? If not, ...
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position of the page [duplicate]

I am working on Google docs. I want to know how to change position of only one page in the whole document? For instance, all pages are in portrait position and i want to change one page in landscape ...
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Printing a document for all Google Group members, with merged data

I am looking for a way to print a Google Doc template for all members of Google OU, merging name, surname & email address. Is there some existing functionality I should I write a Google App ...
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How to automatically convert all Microsoft Office file attachments in Gmail to Google Docs?

My Gmail has thousands of emails. Each email will have several attachments as Microsoft Office files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx). Currently, I want to automatically convert all Microsoft ...
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Alternative to built-in auto-replace (preferably supporting capitals)

Oh, I thought I was SO smart. Being a student in Spanish class, I require typing certain special characters, such as á, é, í, ó, ú, and ñ. With a bit of searching, I found that you can adjust the ...
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Google Drive vs Google Docs in doc conversion

I've noticed that downloading a shared file from Google Docs allows you to convert it to another file format, but not when from Google Drive. Is it possible to do the same from Google Drive as well? ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document Start at > 1

I know Page numbers are available as a part of Google Docs. By Selecting Insert > Page number from the file menu. But How can I add footer page number start with a number greater than 1 on the first ...
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How to run one of three different Google Script functions on the same day in a specific order?

I have three Google Script functions in a Google Document (we'll call them functionOne, functionTwo and functionThree). What I would like to do is create a new function (we'll call it newFunction) ...
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How to center table text vertically and horizontally in Google Script for a Document?

I am trying to center the text in a Google Document table both horizontally and vertically for all lines using Google Scripts. The code I have is the following var style = {}; style[DocumentApp....
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How can I remove shading on a line?

How can I remove this shading on this line? I copied the text from another. whenever I do that. There is a light shading behind the text. I searched it on Google. But It did not yield helpful results....
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Export images with document studio with format

I tried to export images from a Google Spreadsheet linked to my Google form and I succeded. The problem is when the images have different dimensions. Is there a way to generate some preset so that ...
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How to remove leading spaces from all lines in a Google Doc?

What is an easy way to remove all leading spaces from lines in a Google Doc? E.g. if copy-pasting a large amount of text that has been indented with spaces, such as Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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How To Create a Globally Accessible Apps Script for Docs and Sheets?

I've been wanting to create a script that is accessible from any newly created Google Doc or Google Sheet. Is there any way to accomplish this? For example, if I wanted to create a script that ...
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How to stop Google Docs automatically searching for an old “Find” query before you can enter a new one

In Google Docs the Find input field remembers old search terms, seemingly forever. When you use Command-F (control F) it does two things: it opens the find panel, but it also performs an immediate ...
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How to search google doc filetype from google?

Is it possible to search for google docs documents/filetype from google search engine? I know it's possible to search for .doc file types like so trucks filetype:doc But is it possible to search ...
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Finding a Google Doc that was accessed through a link

I found a useful Google Doc online, but I accidentally deleted the document from my Google Drive, and now I can't find it anywhere. The Doc doesn't show up in Trash, it doesn't show that I ever opened ...
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Can indirectly shared Google Docs be monitored by admins?

My Google Drive (company provided: example@examplecompany.com) is getting pretty full, and I've been going through it and deleting files. I came across a rather inappropriate Doc someone sent to me. ...
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Numbered list with Cyrillic letters

In Google Docs, I would like to have a numbered list using Cyrillic letters, such as: а б в г д The regular choices for numbered lists offer the options of Arabic numerals, Latin lowercase,...
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Does Google Docs support sequential fields?

In MS Word, you can have sequential form fields, for instance, a document could have a field like Chapter {N}, where the actual number increases sequentially, incrementing after each occurence. This ...
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Connect a single cell of a Google Sheet to a Google doc

To get data from a google sheet into a google doc where the latter updates when the sheet is changed I can simply select more than one cell, use edit-copy in the sheet and then edit-paste- and choose "...
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Convert Non google URL image links in a Google Document with actual images

I am trying to do something very similar to another thread (Convert all links to images in a Google Document with actual images) but with non google stored URL links. DriveApp only works for google, ...
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Create conditional formatting for a table in google docs

So maybe someone can help me out with this. I have a Google sheet that I merge using AutoCrat to a google doc. The doc has 3 tables and one is priority - red, yellow, green. I am trying to put ...
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Table of contents has one page wrong

I have a large (92) page document in Google Docs. The entire document (including the table of contents) has page numbers. The Table of Contents is showing the first heading (letter of intent) as to ...
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Which filename extensions are NOT safe to move outside of a syncing Google Drive folder? (because the corresponding Google Docs will be deleted)

When syncing Google Drive to your computer, the following SHORTCUT files will be synced, which link to the online web-based Google Docs documents... .gdoc .gslides .gsheet .gdraw .gtable .gform ...
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How to disable Edit suggestions from users in Google docs

I've written a doc and I keep getting Edit suggestions from readers on it it's unreadable. How do I turn comments off?
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Google Docs auto bold formatting

How to automatically make any sentence starting with Q: and ending with ? bold? For example if Q: Who does the program plan? is typed in a Google Doc it should turn bold. I am looking at options like ...
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Force Google Docs/Sheets to ALWAYS paste values only (merge formatting)

I do a LOT of copying from external sources and pasting into Google Docs/Sheets. Is this at all possible? I know the keyboard shortcut but can't seem to get used to it. Would save me so much time!
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How can I float text by text in Google Docs

See the attached image below, which shows that a side-note is added so that the normal text of the document "floats around it": How is that technique called - Is there a name for it? And how can I ...
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How to (easily) clear a Google Doc's edit history?

How do I clear (or hide) a shared Google Document's edit history? I want to share a document with others but don't want the edit history visible to others. The only way I've found is to make a copy ...
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What does the “Share it with the same people” option do when making a copy?

When making a copy of a document in Google Docs from File > Make a copy…, there is an option to Share it with the same people. What does that option do? Does it share the doc with the same people as ...